Blizzard to release StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm on March 12

StarCraft-II-Logo

The huge gaming hit StarCraft II will get its first expansion on March 12, 2013, Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed.

The expansion will come nearly two years after the release of StarCraft II – another Blizzard gaming hit that sold 1.5 million copies in just two days. Heart of the Swarm will be available in three editions – Standard, which will be available for USD 39.99 on both DVD and digital download and Collector’s Edition, which will sell for USD 79.99 and will offer more content. The third edition will somewhat combine the two editions already mentioned – the Digital Deluxe Edition will be a download-only copy but will offer some of the extras that come with the Collector’s Edition – all for USD 59.99. In addition purchasers of the Standard Edition will be able to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition for USD 20.

The Standard Edition will offer the expansion but what will you get if you purchase the more expensive editions? Here’s a breakdown:

The Digital Deluxe edition includes the following items:

*  StarCraft II Torrasque look for zerg Ultralisks

*  StarCraft II Battle.net Portraits and Decals customization assets

*  World of Warcraft Baneling in-game pet

*  Diablo III Blade Wings and Banner Sigil

The Collector’s Edition includes the following items as well as everything in the Digital Deluxe offering above:

*  Behind-the-scenes DVD/Blu-ray

*  Soundtrack CD

*  Heart of the Swarm hardcover art book

*  Zerg Rush mousepad

Aditionally the expansion will bring 20 new campaign missions. The multiplayer side of the game will offer a range of new weapons and units as well as existing units getting capability updates. Blizzard also says the expansion will bring unranked matchmaking, group and clan systems, a leveling system, Global Play, an improved user interface, the ability to replay multiplayer games and a new stats tracking system.

You can pre-purchase your Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm Standard and Digital Deluxe editions right now directly from Blizzard.


Source: Geek.com

Related posts

Panasonic quits smartphone business

The stiff competition on the smartphone market has apparently forced Panasonic to leave this market being unable (or unwilling) to compete with behemoths Apple and Samsung. In the past few years Panasonic has been greatly struggling on this market finally limiting its...

Dell Studio 14z Laptop

For the generation that has grown up with the Internet and can find just about anything online, the new Dell Studio 14z laptop makes it easy to carry their digital world with them. Designed for students and others on the go who demand the perfect balance of mobility and performance, the Studio...

Samsung releases new 32-inch professional monitor

Samsung releases new 32-inch professional monitor

The South Korean tech company Samsung has released the new 32-inch U32D970Q monitor. The new company product is designed for graphics professionals, hardware enthusiasts and 3D designers and measures 727.8 x 490.6-620.5 x 280 mm for total weight 13.7 kilograms (30.1 pounds). The device makes use...

Leave a comment